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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
351 AM MDT WED OCT 17 2018  
 
NMZ501>540-181100-  
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-  
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-  
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-  
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-  
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-  
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-  
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-  
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-  
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-  
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-  
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-  
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-  
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-  
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-  
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-  
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-  
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-  
351 AM MDT WED OCT 17 2018  
 
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND  
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO.  
   
DAY ONE
 
TODAY AND TONIGHT  
 
WINTRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE HIGH TERRAIN OF WEST  
CENTRAL TO NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO AND ALSO AREAS ALONG THE EAST  
SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN THROUGH THE MORNING. A COUPLE  
INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHER  
PEAKS ABOVE 8,000 FEET IN WEST CENTRAL, NORTHWESTERN, AND NORTHERN  
NEW MEXICO WHILE THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN TEND  
TO OBSERVE A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION, CONSISTING OF SNOW,  
FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE, AND SLEET. OVERALL, LIGHT TO ONLY  
OCCASIONALLY MODERATE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.  
 
TEMPERATURES WILL WARM INTO THE AFTERNOON, LIMITING WINTRY  
PRECIPITATION IMPACTS, BUT THESE COULD RETURN LATE THIS EVENING.  
 
IN ADDITION, WINDY CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE  
VALLEY AND PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO WHERE OCCASIONAL GUSTS  
OF 45 TO 55 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING.  
   
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
 
THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY  
 
MUCH LIKE TODAY, WINTRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT SIMILAR  
LOCATIONS THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS THURSDAY AND AGAIN THURSDAY  
NIGHT. OVERALL, LIGHT TO ONLY OCCASIONALLY MODERATE ACCUMULATIONS OF  
SNOW, FREEZING DRIZZLE, AND SLEET ARE EXPECTED.  
   
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE  
ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE VIA OUR WEB  
SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR BY PHONE AT 1.888.386.7637. YOU CAN ALSO  
SUBMIT STORM REPORTS AND PHOTOS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR VIA TWITTER  
USING THE HASHTAG NMWX.  
 

 
 
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